The director searched their talent pool to fill the new opening.
Not much talent in this bar tonight - let's hit the clubs.
To encourage young talent.
An example of talent is the ability to sing well.
An example of talent is the movie stars used in a film.
The play has a cast of immense talent.
The company makes good use of its talent.
Has a rare talent for music.
Other Word Forms
Origin of talent
- Middle English inclination, disposition from Old French from Medieval Latin from Latin balance, sum of money from Greek talanton telə- in Indo-European roots Sense 3, Middle English from Old English talente from Latin talenta pl. of talentum from Greek talanton
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old English talente, from plural of Latin talentum (“a Grecian weight; a talent of money"), from Ancient Greek τάλαντον (talanton, “balance, a particular weight, especially of gold, sum of money, a talent"). Later senses reinforced by Old French talent (“a talent, also will, inclination, desire").